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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

REVIEW: Wytches Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder

Wytches is a dark and pretty horrifyingly creepy graphic novel exploring an alternate mythology of witches.  The Rooks family has moved to Litchfield for a fresh start following an accident which left mother, Lucy, paralyzed and the mysterious disappearance of teen daughter, Sailor's bullying nemisis, Annie. However, evil waits in the woods and has more in store for this family. The story provides a unique look at the origins of witches and touches on interesting themes regarding the darker aspects of the human psyche.

I was expecting this to be dark and scary but maybe not quite this much.  The story is intricate and compelling on its own but the graphic novel format with these truly haunting and altogether grisly images pack a punch that is decidedly more terrifying than just the well crafted, written words of many notable horror novelists (i.e. King, Koontz, Maberry). I needed to sleep with the lights on and have a comforting hug when I put this down.

The teaser to the next volume has me intrigued and I will certainly read on--except in daylight, with a blankie.

Final rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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